Hello to everyone who came here through Grow Your Blog!
This blog post is coming to you from … Las Vegas! Woohoo! I’m sitting in a beautiful 3 bedroom condo on the 5th floor of the Wyndham Grand Desert with 6 wonderful women – 5 of whom I met on the internet over the past 13 years. We had a conversation over dinner last night about how wonderful the internet is and how grateful we were that we were able to find each other. We all share a love of needlework in several different forms. That love of needlework is what caused me to start my blog in the first place, many, many years ago.
So, who am I?
I’m a California girl raised in the south. I was born in California while my father was stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. I was raised in Texas and Louisiana, but lived the majority of my adult life in California.
In 1981 I took a leap of faith and married a man who promised to love and cherish me for the rest of our lives. Two months later he signed his name on the dotted line and in January 1982 he found himself standing on the yellow footsteps of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and me becoming a Marine Corps Wife. In 1984 God blessed us with a son.
I’ve lived in California, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Japan. I “retired” October 2011, and moved to San Tan Valley, Arizona in November. February 2012 found my Marine finally retired after 30 years of service and is currently taking advantage of the VA program and majoring in Art History at Arizona State University.
While I call myself a “cross-stitcher,” I love various forms of needlework; miniature quilts; cooking; reading; and playing the piano. Late 2012 found me learning to bead and make chain maille, and finding myself devouring decorating blogs that focus on personal creation and repurposing.
I have two Italian Greyhounds that I consider my children and am a huge supporter of Italian Greyhound Rescue. I hope to someday parent a retired racing greyhound.
I’m beginning to think being a grandmother might not be such a bad thing.
So, that’s pretty much me in a nutshell!
THE GIFT AWAY IS CLOSED
As a thank you for those participating in the Grow Your Blog hop I’ll be offering a chain maille bracelet in the gift away on February 1. Just leave a comment with a link to your blog. Thanks